The Role Of Racial Discrimination In America

analytical Essay
300 words
300 words

After the abolition of slavery, African Americans still faced racism which as Ryan says took the form of poverty that ‘reproduced itself by generational behavior that precluded escape through economic success’ (66). Poor living standards, poor health and lack of quality education were linked to lack of money. It is evident in the text that racial discrimination was existing in America at that moment because ‘Black people were not allowed in the park and so it filled our dreams’ (103), they were restricted from going to some places or using the same services as the whites ‘he went to the coloured side of the counter to buy his ticket’ (150). In the novel’s afterword, Morrison explains that the story developed out of a conversation she had had

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how racial discrimination existed in america after the abolition of slavery.
  • Analyzes how morrison's story developed out of a conversation she had in school with an old girl who longed for blue eyes. the black art movement in america was aimed at encouraging the black americans to accept themselves because they felt inferior and ugly.
  • Narrates how they looked at them and wondered why they were so ugly, but realized that it came from conviction, their conviction. it was as though some mysterious and all-knowing master had given each of them a cloak of ugliness

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